The course consists of several elements
- In each class we will develop a model or portion thereof. The model is due at noon on the day following the class in which the model is completed. Models are submitted through the web site [Submit Models] at which time they are date and time stamped by the server.
- Models returned with comments and a mark out of /5. If your model scores less than 4/5 then you are encouraged to resubmit corrected models for 80% of full marks. Re-submissions are due at noon on the day following the next class.
- There are no re-re-submissions
- We do about 30 models throughout the semester so this constitutes the bulk of your class grade.
- We will frequently work a model from class to class. This means that there are no deadline extensions. If you do not have the previous model completed then you will have nothing with which to work when the class continues. If you miss a class remember that the template and class powerpoint are on Compass.
- An in-class exercise is the modeling equivalent to a pop-quiz.
- In-class exercises are designed to test your modeling skills under pressure. They are worked in-class and are due at the end of the specified time period.
- There are no re-submissions.
- Each in quiz is graded /5. The best N-1 out of N in-class exercises count towards your total points earned in the class.
- The project consists of a presentation to the class of a model developed
- * As an extension of a class model for another class (so long as you have permission from the instructor). The instructor should be invited to your presentation.
- * For an internship or other work (so long as you have permission from the company for whom the model was developed)
- Projects are done in teams of two
- The model and presentation is scored by your colleagues on motivation, format and performance of the model, indication to a potential recruiter, and overall presentation.
- Colleague evaluations generate a score /25 for the model presentation
- Evaluations and comments of colleagues' pesentations are scored /10 for clarity, relevance, and helpfulness.
- You cannot model what you do not know.
- Pre-requisite Finance skills and knowledge will be tested using the Compass assessment exams familiar to you from Finance 300. You will be expected to demonstrate that you know the background finance before you begin to model.
- Assessment exams are done outside the classroom before we begin a model segment.
- The best score of three assessment attempts is recalculated to a score /5
- Spring 2012: Wednesdays 2:30 to 5:00pm
- 440 Wohlers Hall